The Bad Reeds

The leaves are falling, dear readers, and it is time for another savvy interpretation of the weekend events.

Headliners is loaded this week and weekend with national touring acts such as Band of Skulls, Trampled by Turtles, and Keller Williams.

But the weekend lies relatively quiet in regards to local happenings.

Many bands and all event planners have marked their calendars for next weekend’s Halloween extravaganza, and the city will ignite with weirdness! But this is Louisville, and that means there is always something pretty cool to do, besides soak in the amazing fall weather.

 • The Bad Reeds Video Shoot, Sat., Oct. 20

The Bad Reeds just released their new album and are coming off a Headliners gig that was rockin’ like 1971. The band is continuing to push their second album, “The Bad Reeds,” and is set to shoot a music video this weekend of their track, “Poison in the Well.”

The cool thing is they want you to be in it and showcase how Kentuckians get down, and party.

The band will be hanging out with fans, family, and friends of the scene. All are encouraged to look as ragged as possible. If I were you, reader, I would purposely stain a white-T, bring a tent, and get ready to party with the blues-rocking band.

Kids are welcome for the day shoot, but should scoot-and-skidaddle home for bed-time. Keep checking the Facebook page here to find out the particulars of the shoot.

Hunter Embry and crew will also be performing an acoustic set, all near a blazing bonfire.

This is from the Facebook announcement:

The Bad Reeds are set to shoot a music video to promote “Poison in the Well” and our new self-titled record. We need extras for the video – the only requirement is you be there and dress old-time-y. To show our appreciation we will be providing a good amount of booze, food, a bonfire and acoustic performance for all in attendance. You may bring your tents and sleeping bags if you’d like to camp out. Raggedy white T shirts, worn out khakis, spenders aka suspenders, old boots (or no shoes at all)… etc. 

So let’s get this repeat all the pros again real quickly: Free booze, free beer, free show, free mingling with a Louisville band and you get to be in a music video.

Or, you could just watch a football game, and order a Papa John’s pizza. But really? If a lackluster weekend is a spooky idea for you, come find salvation. The location of the farm will be announced soon.

kRi & hettie

• An Evening with Drew and Nancy at Uncle Slayton’s on Saturday

When in doubt, head to Uncle Slayton’s for good music. The little venue that could continually cranks out interesting, fascinating, and talent-rich performances, and this weekend they will feature quite the show.

Louisville’s very own kRi & hettie are the featured performers, and the two are set to sing songs, read poems and tell stories to whomever shows. The combination of artistry is intriguing, and the atmosphere will be as intimate as any.

Who doesn’t love a good story, a chance to share an artist’s experience, and a chance to get to know the band? Plus, there is a good chance radio-favorite Laura Shine will be there!

The music will be a joy, as the two ladies keep it soft, but keep it sexy with acoustic guitar playing, and glory-filled harmonies. Check out their track, “Silver Lining.”

Lady lovers, those in need of live-music that will be soft on the eardrums, head to Uncle Slayton’s on Saturday.

Uncle Slayton’s is at 1017 E. Broadway on the east side of downtown.

Comedian Narina Kasabova

 • Peek-A-Boo: For All Things that Bump and Grind in the Night, Saturday

Freaks, geeks, dancers, and social activists, this may be the event for you this weekend, as the burlesque frenzy is set to go down at the Monkey Wrench on Saturday.

Narina Kasabova is set to host the event that will feature DJs  and scandalous performances by burlesque groups: Polina Burlesco, the Riot Rebelles of Rebel Riot Revue Burlesque, and Monet Magnolia.

Interested in seeing what the hell this is all about? Not yet convinced  to whip your Moulin Rouge Halloween costume out?

Well, maybe knowing proceeds go to Kentucky Health Justice Network will lead you to the strangest happening of the weekend.

Doors at 8 p.m.

The Money Wrench is at 1025 Barrett Ave., sort of in the Highlands, sort of in Germantown, about three blocks south of Bardstown Road.

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Michael Tierney
Michael Hannon Tierney is a writer for InsiderLouisville, various blogs, and does occasional freelance work. The world traveler, and magna cum laude graduate from the University of Kentucky holds degrees in History and Political Science. Tierney also writes, and performs original music time to time...

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